Jess knows what it takes to create a successful, meaningful event. For more than 15 years she has brought her passion for connecting people to life in corporate sales meetings, trade shows, retreats and special events. Her keen eye for detail, flexibility, resourcefulness and strong organizational and logistics skills have created countless seamless events.
A native of New Zealand, Jess has called Steamboat Springs home for nearly 20 years. In that time, she has worked with corporate as well as individual clients, forming relationships in the local lodging, food and beverage and activities industries.
As the manager of sales and events at outdoor clothing company, Smartwool, Jess managed trade shows and multi-day sales meetings for over 200 attendees. She has many years of experience with volunteer and corporate social responsibility events, partnering with local land management agencies and non-profit groups to organize service events for 100+ employees. Jess has been active in Steamboat Springs-area philanthropy for many years and served with various non-profits. She currently serves as the Committee Chair of Yampa Valley Gives.
As the CEO of Destination Management Company, JC Productions, Jess will combine her years of event planning experience with her wealth of local knowledge and connections to create your ideal event. No matter the project at hand, Jess’s friendly, can-do attitude will be with you every step of the way.
When she's not planning your event, Jess is an avid mountain biker, skier, traveler, volunteer and always the friendliest face on the trail!
What people have to say about
working with JC Productions
" On several occasions I have had the distinct pleasure of acquiring the services and experience of Jess Feinerman in producing large scale sales meetings (250+ people) and high traffic tradeshow executions. In both scenarios I have never met a planner and organizer as creative, attentive to the details and hard-work ethic you will find in Jess. From the initial planning stage through accommodations, team building ideas, fine dining, show set ups, creative brainstorming, managing third party resources Jess is simply amazing. With the experiences I have had with her I can only imagine how great she would be at applying her passion and expertise to any event, large or small. Choose her for any needs you have-large or small! I can’t recommend Jess highly enough.
- Scott Bowers, VP of Sales, Smartwool
I have attended and participated in many Jess Feinerman "planned and run" events. They are always well organized and have always seemed seamless to the participant. There is never "drama" and if things come up there is always a "plan B". Jess seems to accomplish the "big picture" for the "client" but adds special touches for the individual at the event. You feel taken care of and you feel special at every meeting that I have attended that she put on.
- Bruce Gordon, Partner Mountain Source
"If you are looking for someone to ensure your event runs seamlessly, Jess is your girl! Her broad experience with planning, managing, and directing events has certified her ability to anticipate your requests and guarantee event success. Whether you are looking for assistance with a tradeshow, wedding, or small private event, Jess can support your needs!"
- Joelle Hamm, former colleague
"Jess is an absolute joy to work with, but what I love most about Jess is watching her work. From planning a massive Outdoor Retailer tradeshow booth for Smartwool one year in advance to rallying a community who lost a leader and loved one in an urgent, intimate funeral service, Jess can (and does) do it all with care, attention to detail, pride and empathy. Jess swiftly establishes budgets, timelines and goals and ensures that the event is strategically planned according to the attendee's and organizer's desires. The best part? Although she is under incredible amounts of stress, she never lets it show. She always has a smile on her face, is lovely to be around and has a solution for any issue that comes up. Every final detail is executed beautifully and her creativity is awesome. If I hear that Jess has planned an event, I am always begging for an invite! "
- Robin Hall ,
Town Hall Outdoor CEO + Former Smartwool Director of Sustainability